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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 27, 2011 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

This show had come up recently in discussions of exemplary He's Gone selections, but I return to it today for another reason: The Other One, through its pure musical perfection, has taken the top spot in my favorite versions (well, for today anyway).

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-11-23.sbd.miller.112801.flac16

I had this show qeued up for the ride home yesterday and when I got to The Other One, things got real ugly...but in a very, very good way. The opening run into the lyrics highlights this band displaying just about everything that makes me love the music so much. The jamming runs the gamut from serene exploration to soaring bliss. I reached home about the time the post-lyrics jam had started to enter an ultra-spacey section and I had to end it at that point. Like so many other shows, I could have just left it there and taken it up at that exact spot this AM, but I was so blown away by what I had heard I knew that I had to hear the whole thing again. Well, I was blown away yet again with equal force. This thing is a true beast, terrifying in its power and unequaled in its beauty. The spacey jam in TOO, others of which can cause my mind to wander and lose focus, held my attention long enough that I was rewarded when Phil came in with a low-frequency onslaught that shoook the very paint from my car. If you've got a quality subwoofer, this section could very well cause all matter in the immediate vicinity to collapse upon itself, creating a black hole of musical thuggery. The entire show is top-notch with many, many stand outs, but in the all too short 20 minutes of TOO, you can easily see why this band commands so much of our time and devotion.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2011-04-27 14:37:28

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Poster: bookends Date: Apr 27, 2011 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

((("creating a black hole of musical thuggery"))))

well said...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 27, 2011 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

So THAT'S where my socks go! Oh, and a good chunk of spare time, too ... add another one to the cue :-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 27, 2011 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

Very, very good. An excellent add on to the description of TOO:

This is the mysterious force responsible for all of your lost socks in the laundry.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 27, 2011 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

It'll be pretty scary someday when your office chair explodes in a wild black-hole of TOO-ish energy and leaves in its wake ... all the world's missing socks.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 27, 2011 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

And depending on the specific day and time, one of my co-workers will have won a sizable sum in the office pool.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 27, 2011 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

This thread (ahem) is so rich with metaphor and analogy, that it simple begs for reply...eh? Of course, since socks are ALWAYS lost ONE at a time, just "That's IT for the Other One" is perfect on multiple levels.

And though I could go on and on, I will ask how you've let Sizable Sum get back in the office pool; I'll aside the fact that your office comes with a pool--a desert dweller's perk if ever there was one. Or (an)other one.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Apr 27, 2011 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

Better Sizable than Dim.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 27, 2011 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

Well, we had to let him back in as his brother, Dim, threatened to quit if we didn't.

EDIT: Just read I was beat to the punch.

Please leave any puns about beating at home.

Thank you.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2011-04-27 19:31:43

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 27, 2011 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

It is seriously a wonderful show. I'm up to Bobby McGee. Feelin' good was easy, Lord ...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 27, 2011 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

Gotta love a band that can take the other worldly spaciness of TOO and blend seamlessly into Bobby McGee. Nobody else could pull that off.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 27, 2011 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...(Other) One For The Road

Maybe not that combo, but others can do other things:

http://www.wilcoworld.net/roadcase/berlin.php

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 27, 2011 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...One For The Road

This is a beauty. Even Bertha is sublime.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 27, 2011 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Get No Better...One For The Road

I love that they made sure to play "El Paso" at this show.

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